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NEW YORK (JTA) — A New York group is seeking to build a Jewish community center near Ground Zero.

The Jewish Week of New York reported that a group called the Jewish Community Project of Lower Manhattan is seeking support and funding for a JCC in the neighborhoods of Battery Park City and Tribeca, near the World Trade Center site.

Jewish day school sued for negligence

BALTIMORE (JTA) — A student's mother student is suing a Jewish day school for allegedly failing to protect her son from a bully.

The lawsuit filed by Ruth Pilachowski accuses the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Day School of negligence and seeks $3.5 million in damages, after Pilachowski's 8-year-old son was allegedly "routinely harassed, threatened and attacked" by a first-grade classmate, the Baltimore Jewish Times reported.

The suit says the boy, who no longer attends the school, suffers post-traumatic stress disorder. School officials have denied the charges and vowed to fight back.